Cardinal Sign

Definition of Cardinal Sign

Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) are the leaders in the zodiac, and are often considered the most successful as a result.

In Astrology, the word Cardinal is derived from the French "cardo", which means "hinge". Cardinal Signs are the hinges that connect and direct our lives — the initiators.

The Cardinal Signs also usher in their respective seasons: Aries launches Spring for example; Capricorn launches Winter; Cancer launches Summer; Libra launches Fall.

TERM OF THE DAY

Opposition

An opposition is just that; when two things are opposite each other. It’s an astrological term for when two planets are opposite each other. This can refer to either when both planets are in transit, or when a transiting planet is making an opposition to one of the planets or points in your natal astrology chart--or even between two natal planets. Oppositions usually indicate that there’s a tug of war going on between the energy of those planets. It’s considered a challenging aspect, but not necessarily a bad one.

Read the full Opposition definition